I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to any of you reading this that I’m not the biggest fan of Daylight Saving Time. Primarily due to the whole messing with your sleep thing. You have about half a year to get used to the pattern after the last change, only to go back again.
It generally takes me a couple of days to adjust and, while I am all for an extra hour of weekend – like we most recently got, I am not a fan of it getting darker earlier.
The weekends aren’t so bad but, during the week, if I’m really quick, I can get home from the day job, get chores done, and have just enough daylight left that I can start my evening walk with light enough to see by (I live out in the sticks, no residential street lights for me), though that quickly dwindles to nothing.
Don’t worry, I’ve got lights I bring with me and I’m about to pick up a reflective harness to help increase visibility.
So this past Friday, I had the day off and I got a head start on the day-to-day stuff – of course, there’s no such thing as extra time. Additional work creeps in to fill it. But I did get done in time to head out for a longer walk (six miles, rather than the usual 4) and I wanted to be out there just as the sun was setting. I had a place in mind where the land fell away a bit, and I’d have a pretty good view to snag a picture of.
So I set out to chase the sunset.
I didn’t quite make it. Apparently the sun is faster than I give him credit for. I’d never call it a wasted trip. I enjoy being out there and this time of year is full of some of my favorite smells: Woodsmoke, and that “Fall” smell – you know what I’m talking about, leaves, mixed with grass and a bit of earth.
So, while I didn’t get the shot I’d had in mind, I did find one I liked around the 3 and a half mile mark. Here it is:
That’s a nice reward for the effort, don’t you think?
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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